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Sanchez, Russell – Polychrome Bowl with Seed & Flower Design

Sanchez, Russell – Polychrome Bowl with Seed & Flower Design

3.5"w x 2.75"h
$ 2,900.00
Availability: In stock

Russell Sanchez continues to be one of the true innovators in Pueblo pottery.  Each piece is perfectly coil built, stone polished and etched.  This is a small polychrome bowl with a flower and seed design.  The top is etched with the round flower petals and the sides have a seed design.  At the top of the petal designs, Russell has painted hatchwork patterns in black and red.  There is an asymmetry to them which is intentional, harkening to the early work of potters like Florentino Martinez, who often used hatchwork patterns in his polychrome pottery.  The bowl has a red polished neck.  There is a band if hematite hei-shi beads along with inset hematite stones.  As Russell continues to innovate from historic designs, he says, “Tradition means moving forward and adding to it. You keep moving forward.  If we stayed stagnant we would no longer exist.”  The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay.  It is exciting to see how this imagery is not new but Russell’s reinterpretation of it both modernizes and revives.

Russell Sanchez: Contemporizing the Pueblo Pottery Past


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Artist

Artist

Sanchez, Russell (b. 1963)

Russell Sanchez Russell Sanchez

Russell Sanchez (b. 1963) continues to be one of the master innovators in Pueblo pottery. Each piece he creates is perfectly hand-coiled, stone polished, then etched, inlaid, designed, and fired with utilizing traditional Native American pottery methods. Russell learned to make pottery from his great-aunt, noted potter and pottery matriarch Rose Gonzales (1900-1989.) He started making pottery at the early age of 12 years old on the San Ildefonso Pueblo. Russell has received numerous awards and recognition for his pottery throughout his career. Including such distinctions as 'Best of Division' at both the Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Indian Market. In 2007 Russell's art was presented in the feature article of the Fall issue of Native People's Magazine. In 2011, Russell was awarded the exclusive 'Tony Da Award' for Pottery in Santa Fe. Most recently, Russell was a recipient of the 'New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in Art 2017.'
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